Ex-heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez took the biggest payout at UFC on ESPN 1 despite losing his fight against Francis Ngannou.
UFC on ESPN 1: Ngannou vs. Velasquez took place on Sunday February 17, 2019 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. The main card and prelims aired on ESPN while the early prelims aired on ESPN+.
Below you can find the salaries that were released by the Arizona Department of Gaming Boxing and MMA Commission, which regulated the event Sunday at Talking Stick Arena in Phoenix. Fore the official results, bonuses and Reebok Sponsorship Payout you can go HERE.
Velasquez (14-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) earned a flat $450,000 and his opponent Ngannou (13-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC) took home $220,000. The total disclosed payout for the event was $1,871,000.
UFC on ESPN 1: Ngannou vs. Velasquez salaries:
Francis Ngannou: $220,000 (includes $110,000 win bonus)
Cain Velasquez: $450,000
Paul Felder: $92,000 (includes $46,000 win bonus)
James Vick: $65,000
Cynthia Calvillo: $88,000 (includes $44,000 win bonus)
Courtney Casey: $50,000
Kron Gracie: $52,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus)
Alex Caceres: $55,000
Vicente Luque: $82,000 (includes $41,000 win bonus)
Bryan Barbarena: $35,000
Andre Fili: $74,000 (includes $37,000 win bonus)
Myles Jury: $36,000
Aljamain Sterling: $140,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus)
Jimmie Rivera: $68,000
Manny Bermudez: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus)*
Benito Lopez: $12,000
Andrea Lee: $28,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
Ashlee Evans-Smith: $30,000
Nik Lentz: $106,000 (includes $53,000 win bonus)
Scott Holtzman: $33,000
Luke Sanders: $38,000 (includes $19,000 win bonus)
Renan Barao: $53,000**
Emily Whitmire: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
Alexandra Albu: $12,000
* Bermudez missed weight and was fined 30 percent of his purse
** Barao missed weight and was fined 20 percent of his purse